2011 Endeavour Award Winner

Cherie Priest of Washington State has won the 2011 Endeavour Award for her novel Dreadnought.  A $1000 honorarium accompanies the award, now in its thirteenth year. The winner was announced over the weekend at OryCon.

The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest.  The other finalists were A Cup of Normal by Devon Monk; The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia McKillip; Black Prism by Brent Weeks; and Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs.

The judges for the 2011 Award were Bud Sparhawk, John Joseph Adams, and Jo Walton.

The full press release follows the jump.

[Thanks to James Fiscus for the story.]

2011 Endeavour Award Winner

November 11, 2011

2011 Endeavour Award Winner

For additional information contact:
James W. Fiscus, Chairman
Phone: 503-239-7641
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Web: www.osfci.org/endeavour

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Portland – Washington writer Cherie Priest is winner of the 2011 Endeavour Award for her novel, “Dreadnought,” published by Tor Books.  The Award, the thirteenth annual, is accompanied by an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an engraved glass plaque.  Award was announced Friday evening at Oregon’s major science fiction convention, OryCon.

The other finalists were “A Cup of Normal” by Devon Monk, Fairwood Press; “The Bards of Bone Plain” by Patricia McKillip, Ace Books; “Black Prism” by Brent Weeks, Orbit US; and “Silver Borne” by Patricia Briggs, Ace Books.

Steve Perry announced the Award and accepted it for Cherie Priest, who was unable to attend the ceremony.  Selections from all the finalists were read by Portland writer Mary Robinette Kowal.

The Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the Pacific Northwest.  All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers.  The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors.  A total of 42 books were entered for the 2011 Award.

The judges for the 2011 Award were Bud Sparhawk, John Joseph Adams, and Jo Walton.

Award Eligibility for 2012

To be eligible for 2012 Endeavour Award, a book — either a novel or a single-author collection — must have been published for the first time in English during 2011.  The majority of the book must have been written, and the book accepted for publication, while the author was living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, or the Yukon.)  Deadline to enter books published during 2011 is February 15, 2012. Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour Web site: www.osfci.org/endeavour.

The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

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